Samuel Shatkin Jr., M.D. runs the Plastic Surgery & Advanced Skin-Care Centre, while Todd Shatkin, D.D.S. is in charge of the Cosmetic Dental Centre in addition to owning and operating Shatkin F.I.R.S.T., a mini-implant consulting laboratory.  



Forget about patients gagging while you take impressions. The uncomfortable feeling of impression material is now a thing of the past! With the 3Shape Trios Intra Oral Scanner the patient can have their mouth digitally imaged without the discomfort of impression material.


The Aesthetic Associates Centre is no regular Medical/Dental facility for Plastic Surgery and Dentistry! It is a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dental Practice, complete with state-of-the-art digital x-ray imaging, nine dental treatment rooms including one specially designed for oral surgery and dental implantology and a fully accredited ambulatory surgery centre offering the newest technologies in patient care and surgical procedures.

Included within the two buildings, located in Amherst, is a Dental Lab which creates custom in-house dental prosthesis to include dentures, crowns and bridges for mini implants along with porcelain veneers to present the finest in Cosmetic Dentistry for our patients.

Dr. Todd E. Shatkin is the Director of Dentistry at the Centre and with his associate, Dr. Marcus Lin, they performs all aspects of General and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Shatkin has been in private practice since graduating from the University of Pacific Dental School. He and Dr. Linn provide their patients cosmetic and implant dentistry, including“mini implants”, which can have dentures immediately attached for an instant solution to poorly fitting dentures. These mini implants can also be used to replace one or more missing teeth in one appointment. Dr. Shatkinhas been in the forefront of modern dental procedures, is an expert in dental bleaching, and is the developer of bleaching products used throughout the dental industry.

Dr. Shatkin is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantology. He is the President of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants and has taugh tthousands of dentists from around the world on his patented mini implant techniques.

When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority! Our entire team is professionally dedicated to providing you with personalized, gentle care as a valued Aesthetic Associates patient. A part of our patient commitment includes providing information that helps our patients to make well informed decisions about their oral health needs.

Our primary clinical focus is in cosmetic and implant dentistry, replacing missing teeth and stabilizing dentures with mini implants, but our highly trained staff also provides the latest concepts that modern dentistry has to offer to include:

• Mini Implants

• New Dentures

• Complete conversion from removable dentures to fixed crown & bridge

• Porcelain Veneers

• All Porcelain Restorations

• Crowns and Bridgework

• Extractions

• Other cosmetic and restorative procedures

The Dental Practice has full time dental hygiene including the newest program for preventive care along with Cone Beam CT Scanner Imagery to provide a complete full 3D image of your jaws and teeth.


Our focus is on providing you with the revolutionary benefits of mini dental implant dentistry. This unique approach to modern dentistry offers new opportunities for individuals who have lost one or more teeth. For the first time, we can replace missing teeth with implant supported cemented and/or removable restorations in as little as one visit, without the complications of major oral surgery and long healing times.

How you can benefit from mini implants?

• Most procedures are accomplished in one patient visit.

• You can eat, smile, and speak with renewed confidence.

• Placed using a simple, gentle, non-surgical approach.

• Are affordable - less than half the cost of old, conventional-style implants.

• Used to anchor dentures or cemented crowns & bridges.

• Help to preserve bone & facial appearance.

Mini dental implants offer a permanent solution to your problems. Rather than resting on the gum line like removable dentures, or using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, mini dental implants are long-term replacements that are gently placed in the jawbone. Because the mini implant does not require invasive surgery, it prevents the problems of pain and discomfort after adding an implant. Another significant benefit is that the procedure can be completed in one visit in most cases. This makes the cost less than half of the traditional style conventional implant. Patients can literally have their procedure in the morning and eat what they want for dinner that night, since there is no healing time required. Dr. Shatkin has been placing dental implants for nearly 25 years and when mini implants first became available in 1999, he immediately made their benefits available to patients in Western New York. Dr. Shatkin has placed more than 11,000 mini implants and has seen the positive effect in thousands of his patients' lives. They leave the office delighted with their restored smile and confidence and surprised how simple and quick the procedure was performed!

As said by Mike Robitaille: "You will leave his office with a smile on your face”

Make an appointment today…..Contact the Aesthetic Associates Centre in Amherst at 839-1700 or 1-800-GR8-LOOK or visit our website and set up a complimentary consultation appointment.